CHAPTER 14Deployment and Maintenance

So far in this book we have developed a somewhat complete web application. Although features can be added to an application, there is an old saying that the last 10 percent of the development of an application takes 90 percent of the time.

What this typically refers to are all the little details in making the application something that can be used reliably by many people. In this chapter, I will cover some of the details that this refers to, such as handling errors and notifying the user accordingly that something went wrong, deploying the application on a production server, using application logs, and backing up the application.

Application Logging

In Chapter 2 we set up logging capabilities for our web ...

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